Adrian Morley's return to Sydney Roosters could be in doubt after he was convicted of drink-driving in England. The Great Britain forward is due to fly back to Australia on Monday, but his bid for a permanent visa to reside down under is not now certain to succeed.
Morley was apprehended drink-driving by police in Salford in December, manager Martin Tauber said.
"He started hanging around with some of his old mates and fell into some bad ways over there," said Tauber.
"If you've been to Salford you can see how it can happen.
"I want to say that the rumours about him being involved in a scuffle with police are wrong. I don't know where they are coming from."
Morley will need to sort his visa problems ahead of the opening round of the NRL, starting on 12 March.
He has recently signed a new three-year deal with the Sydney City Roosters and applied for permanent residency after his three-year visa lapsed.
The former Leeds Rhinos second rower returned to England in October to play against the Kangaroos in the Ashes series.